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6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Street scene of downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. One truck, in front of Fleischaker's store, advertises furniture. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


"A's" Truck, Topeka, KS

"A's" Truck, Topeka, KS
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 1917
Driver seated in truck parked on city street. The driver is wearing a National Guard uniform. The reference to "A" could mean it belongs to Battery A of the Kansas National Guard. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative

A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative
Date: 1937
This is a photograph of an a-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base.


"A" Truck, Topeka, KS - Topeka Pure Milk Co

"A" Truck, Topeka, KS - Topeka Pure Milk Co
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 24, 1917
Truck parked on city street with driver and one man standing next to it. The driver is wearing a National Guard uniform. The reference to "A" could mean it belongs to Battery A of the Kansas National Guard. The building sign behind the truck reads "Topeka Pure Milk Company." The two seem unrelated. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Aerial spray equipment

Aerial spray equipment
Date: February 20, 1949
This black and white image from the Topeka Daily Capital shows the aerial spray equipment operated by Don Pratt from Hays, Kansas.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Agriculture equipment, Marysville, Kansas

Agriculture equipment, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September, 1938
This is an elevated view of men examining agriculture equipment on display in the 700 block of Broadway Street in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are people walking along the sidewalk, parked automobiles and a truck, and several businesses including Anderson-Boss Motor Company, Triangle Drugs & Sodas, Kraemer Hardware, Rialto Hotel, and Potter's Barbershop.


Alf Landon's campaign truck, Junction City, Kansas

Alf Landon's campaign truck, Junction City, Kansas
Creator: Smith, Guy E.
Date: Between 1932 and 1934
This black and white photograph shows Alf Landon's campaign truck in Junction City, Kansas. Landon was elected in 1932 as the twenty-sixth governor of Kansas and was re-elected in 1934.


Ambulance in Elwood, Kansas

Ambulance in Elwood, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing an ambulance in Elwood, Kansas.


Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 10, 1933
These African American adults and children are assembled outside of the Apex Theater at 122 E. 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are the brick street with trolley tracks, a Meadow Gold ice cream truck, and a street light.


Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas

Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: December 13, 1927
This is a view of people looking at advertisements for new Ford automobiles and trucks at the Arbuthnot Motor Company showroom at 709 Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. The advertisements provide photographs and prices for the several available models.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee securing a piggy-back trailer at the Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fire Department, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fire Department, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1937
View of men and vehicles in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Santa Fe Fire Department building in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between January 16, 1968 and January 17, 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976, and was considered the "World's Fastest Train". A number of Santa Fe tractor/trailers are loaded on flatcars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between January 16, 1968 and January 17, 1968
This black and white photograph shows signage for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976, and was considered the "World's Fastest Train". There are some Santa Fe tractor/trailers in the background.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1956 and 1958
This black and white photograph shows trailers from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". It is a term used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars (TOFC) whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company intermodal transportation services. The description for this photograph called this type of loading of trailers "circus loading." It is a term used to describe an older method of loading highway trailers on flatcars (TOFC), whereby a tractor backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1956 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a trailer from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". The term "circus loading" is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars (TOFC) whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This photograph shows a trailer from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". The term is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars, (TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The loading process requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Date: Between 1956 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a number of trailers from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being loaded onto flatcars. "Circus" loading was a term used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars (TOFC) whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The loading process requires bridge plates to be at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows trailers from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". The term is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars ,(TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The loading process requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "circus" loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "circus" loading
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1956 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a number of trailers from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being loaded on to flat cars. This method of loading is referred to as "circus loading". It is a term used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars, (TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car. The location is not identified.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1947
This photograph shows L. E. Moody, chief of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department at San Bernardino, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight operations

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight operations
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1956
This composite photograph shows the modes of freight services offered by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities, Clovis, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities, Clovis, New Mexico
Creator: Bradley, R.C.
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities at Clovis, New Mexico. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars (TOFC) commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


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